Thu, 26 January 2017
From a Farm in the Outback to a Business That Spans the Globe
Would you ever be willing to sell everything you own to go off on a world adventure in order to learn how to help people dream big, live fully, and utilize their unique talents? Founder of The Thriving Collective Cameron Brown did just that, and he has turned his dream and passion for helping others into a socially conscious company that has positively impacted millions of lives around the world.
Raised in outback Australia, Cameron first experienced technology as a true connector when he started taking singing lessons over the phone. This degree of open space at home gave him unique opportunities to grow and explore (and cause a little mischief). Listen in to find out how this lifelong curiosity led him to get rid of all his material possessions and launch a business that changed his life—and can change yours.
In This Episode
Quotes in This Episode
“Technology, when used appropriately, allows us to create and experience a life we simply wouldn’t have been able to 10 years ago.”
“I’m a big believer of having a certainty of your outcome...but then a sense of absolute curiosity about how you might get there.”
“When you are on your own, and there’s no one else around, and you’re going through some real challenges, are you there to support yourself? Or are you there to pull yourself down?”
“When something happens, I’m curious enough to say, ‘Well, if that’s possible, I wonder what else is possible?’”
Thu, 19 January 2017
Terry Hush, CEO and co-founder of Roji Health Intelligence (formerly ICLOPS) joins Host Deirdre Breakenridge on Women Worldwide. Terry's many accomplishments in the public, non-profit, and private sectors include leading the transformation of Blue Cross Blue Shield regulations in Illinois, improving access to care as Director of the Illinois Medicaid program, and serving in executive leadership for both private payers and physician organizations.
On the show, Terry discusses her journey as a patient advocate and a problem solver. She’s known for her ability to be a change agent in organizations. According to Terry, “You create change quietly flying under the radar. No one likes changes and there’s always going to be resistance.” Her approach was to get everyone invested and to work with smaller groups piece by piece rather than working with a larger group all at once. "You have to be a great listener and never worry about the silence,” she said. Terry also discussed the lessons she learned earlier in her career, including, “It’s nice to be important but it’s more important to be nice." Her advice to others who want to be an agent for change in their companies was to talk to people directly, always be present in your conversations, and be sure to keep your ego out of everything you do.
A little more about Terry Hush … Terry Hush is a health care strategist and change expert with experience across the health care spectrum. She is an expert at creating a consensus for desired change through education and collaboration. Terry also helps organizations take actions that will direct their future through meaningful technology and programs.
You can connect with Terry on LinkedIn and Twitter @TerryHush
Thu, 12 January 2017
Cornell Thomas, Master Motivator, Speaker and Author of the book, The Power of Positivity: Controlling Where The Ball Bounces joins Host Deirdre Breakenridge on Women Worldwide. In addition to being a speaker, coach. and author, Cornell is a father, husband, son, motivator, world changer, free thinker, doer, "giver," and an active dreamer. His mission in life is to serve others and make this world a better place. He does this through every speech, book, interaction, quote, or consultation that he gives.
On the show, Cornell shares his journey from professional athlete to Master Motivator, author, and speaker. After an injury that prevented him from playing pro basketball, instead of saying, “Why me?” Cornell quickly challenged himself to “What now?” He discussed how the power of his own positivity and the wise words of his loving mom propelled him forward and to help others. Today, he’s gathering great thinkers and thought leaders for a Positivity Summit in 2017, which not only shares a day of inspiration but also a day of giving back. Cornell believes you have to go through pain to find your purpose. For him, a purpose is not an occupation. To find yours, you must open your eyes and have the right mindset because it’s all around you.
A little more about Cornell Thomas: Cornell started his mission four years ago when he knew he wanted to make the world a better place. He was tired of seeing all of the negativity that was being force fed through TV and social media. He took action by starting a movement called "The Power of Positivity" knowing we can all come together as one.
You can connect with Cornell on LinkedIn and Twitter @CornellThomas
Fri, 6 January 2017
Jenny Ta, CEO of Sqeeqee and co-founder of VCNetwork.co, joins host Deirdre Breakenridge on Women Worldwide. Jenny began her career with strong roots in the financial world and working on Wall Street. Jenny is known as a serial entrepreneur. She has built, launched and sold two of her companies. More recently in 2016, together with her partner, Shinta W. Dhanuwardoyo (Founder/CEO of Bubu.com), VCNetwork.co was launched to help forward-thinking VC firms and individual VCs find the startups that have what it takes to succeed. Today, Jenny mentors start-ups and focuses on shaking up the current VC models making VC funding more entrepreneurial friendly.
On the show, Jenny shared how the funding for women entrepreneurs is slow progress. She and her partner Shinta work to create a bridge for entrepreneurs who hit one wall after another as they seek funding. They act as the role of connectors to make the introductions to high worth investors so there is an opportunity on both sides. Jenny discussed her thoughts on women in leadership pointing out that leaders don’t ever quit. Her advice to anyone who has experienced bullying and harassment was to “never swallow the words.” Her message was to underscore how words can be damaging and you need to keep them on the outside. At the same time, Jenny stressed how bullying doesn’t look at race or gender and it’s especially easy to bully when you can hide your identity online.
A little more about Jenny Ta … Jenny is a seasoned entrepreneur with two successful ventures to her credit. She was the Founder and CEO of Titan Securities, a full-service investment firm that was acquired in 2005. Prior to founding Titan Securities she was the driving force behind Vantage Investments, a full-service broker-dealer start-up she founded in 1998-99 at the age of 27 and grew to a quarter of a billion dollars in assets.
You can connect with Jenny on LinkedIn and Twitter @JennyQTa9